Gender Roles Of Children And Young Adults

906 WordsApr 13, 20164 Pages
Abstract: By establishing gender roles, social organization is shaped and influences how members of today’s society interact with each other and even how individuals evaluate themselves. Children’s books are written to open children’s horizons and broaden their imaginations; instead they close minds to new experiences and peddle stereotypes. Kids learn limitations when treated as gender halves instead of as individuals. Likewise, Parenting is often a leading cause in setting gender boundaries. Overall, Gender stereotypes in literature deny children their full potential and expression of individuality. In modern times, gender roles are becoming more established in children and young adults. Gender stereotypes and sexism, in picture books, at a young age affect the development of gender identity in young children and can create false images of genders. For most children, picture books provide role models for feminine and masculine behavior. The stereotypes can limit children 's potential growth and development whereas non-sexist books can produce positive changes within children because they have expanded boundaries. By establishing gender roles, social organization is shaped and influences how members of today’s society interact with each other and even how individuals evaluate themselves. Children’s books are written to open children’s horizons and broaden their imaginations; instead they close minds to new experiences and peddle stereotypes. Children often look into
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